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WNYC: On the Media

On the Media (OTM) is an hour-long weekly radio program, hosted by Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone, covering journalism, technology, and First Amendment issues. It is produced by WNYC in New York City. OTM is first broadcast on Friday evening over WNYC's FM service, and syndicated nationwide through National Public Radio and other public radio outlets. The program is available by audio stream, MP3 download, and podcast. OTM also keeps a blog that features short articles about media-related top...



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Show summary: Atheists in the press, Pinochet's propaganda and Luddite spies.
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Does yelling about deregulation have any impact on the FCC? Also, safeguarding journalism’s ethics: a look at ombudsmen, news councils and do-it-yourself fact-checking.
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What the month of August can bring out in journalists, and a report on a revealing television show airing in Hungary.
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Charges of coziness between the news networks and the White House; NPR's policy on the word "torture"; adventures in ambushing potential interviewees
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Why local stories about presidential candidates don’t make it into the national press, how to address the junior senator from New York, and the word of the year!
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Show Summary: Using psychology 101 on President Bush; putting the press back in a White House press conference plus we revisit OTM's trip to Russia.
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Does the FBI ever intentionally tip off the press to help a case? Plus a look at the new kid on the block in television ratings.
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A look at televisions love for courtroom dramas, and training children and adults to be media literate.
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The U.S. Senate passed a bill that would give cheap ad rates for pols....
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The appeal of urban culture, the question of what is appropriate reporting when a child is on trial, and OTM takes a whack at making an Alcatel commercial.
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Covering the Israeli offensive in Gaza; a paradigm shift in how we use the internet; 150 years of The New York Times
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Show Summary: Congress stages a walk out; a post writer's strike deal is struck; and the Transportation Security Administration sets up a blog.
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Making what bleeds, lead and much more
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A conversational presidential video conference with soldiers that needed a rehearsal and more...
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The information war in Iraq and more.
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An exit interview with White House reporter Dana Milbank. Plus, when Washington reporters quote that mysterious yet omnipresent, 'senior administration official,' who do they really mean?
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Two murderers about to be released must face the wrath of London's press, and how the editors of niche magazines keep stories fresh.
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Show summary: Watching Saddam's execution here and in the Arab world, and the Future of the Internet.
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Reading (or not reading) the health care bill; controversy over a picture of a soldier in his dying moments; Hollywood and 9/11
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The AIG outrage-off, thousands of doctors are organizing to keep patients from writing online reviews and reputation protection on the web.
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We consider the media year here and in Britain, also Court TV's upcoming casefiles....
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The media onslaught involving President Bush's alleged prior knowledge, a look at the state of the free press in Zimbabwe, and the disappearance of instrumental rock.
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Show Summary: Getting the story wrong in Samarra, and in Somalia. Also, the enduring allure of Tintin... and Googley eyes are watching you.
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What ho Disney? And much more!
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Show Summary: Evangelicals in the press, the satellite radio monopoly deal, and the myth of the longest campaign ever.
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The second draft of history, the "patient channel" and more...
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A look at the catholic press- and how it covers the church it works for- as well analysis of sports clichés.
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The challenges of updating White House technology; Child pornography laws used against children who create porn; how watching Al Jazeera changed one American's ideas about war
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Is there any truth to the axiom that 18-to-34 year olds are the most profitable age range to market to? That and The McLaughlin Group for kids this week on On the Media.
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Show Summary: the veep debate, online search habits and blogger insurance
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We look into the latest in reality TV…and the rise of the scary female game show host and Mr. Clippy…
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Show Summary: the ethics of undercover reporting
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This week: copyright law on the internet, how Somalis are reacting to Black Hawk Down, and OTM takes on the man (or rather, the mouse).
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Remembering Reagan and forgetting everything else!
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Al Gore takes a whack at teaching at J-School. And OTM talks sex.
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Show Summary: The Iraqi government's silence on civilian dead, new threats to military bloggers, and the mixed messages of Bollywood.
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The controversy around the "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" ads and more!
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Show Summary: OTM goes to China: Pre-Olympic preparations to sell China to the world; the art of Chinese journalism; and a talk with the young urban elite.
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Daniel Ellsberg on leaking, Michael Pollan on spinach, and Mark Warner on virtual campaigning.
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Defining terrorism, a journalist killed in Northern Ireland, and how urban legends are growing out of September 11th.
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An early assessment of the coverage of the second war against Saddam and more....
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How YouTube has the law on its side, why the media falls so hard for Borat, and John Kerry steps in it again.
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Three million deaths later, Congo makes headlines; we consider Africa and the U.S. press. Also, TV after TIVO: once we all can skip over the ads, how will free media pay for itself? Plus, the weather news wars in Minnesota.
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New rules on government secrecy and more outrage over a woman's breast on television.
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Why The New York Times held its fire, and the books we love to steal.
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The financial troubles of recent media mergers, and meet the man who was censor for Saturday Night Live.
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Show Summary: A show dedicated to investigative reporting and the journalists whose job it is to break big scoops.
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The dismal state of health and medical reporting on morning news shows; why the internet is not a doctor; Venezuela bans violent video games
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Video news releases and more!!
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This week On the Media looks at September 11th and how it's affecting advertising. And, we have the tale of Bob's personal anthrax scare.
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National preparedness month and the media!
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An identity crisis in New Jersey and more!
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The significance of images of torture; the search for the next Google; Craigslist now comes with chaperons
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Another year another leak investigation! And, the media criticism beat grows up, it’s OTM’s anniversary show.
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Show Summary: under-reporting health plans; saving the newspaper business; and genetic testing over the internet.
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A re-run, due to the blackout.
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Show Summary: FISA becomes law, again; what to do about Google; and a look at the Fox News-New York Times fight.
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How the State of the Union played across the water, why Al Jazeera is looking for a new home, and the myriad meanings of the term 'mainstream media.'
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The real life story behind the fictional "Live from Baghdad," analysing the portrayals of psychiatrists in the movies and more!
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The future of conservatism (as told by conservatives), NPR's new boss, two finical reporters get two different stories from their sources, and an enduring American archetype: The Confidence Man.
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Show Summary: Journalist Michael Lewis on the unintended consequences of his book Liar's Poker ; the future of the Bloomberg News empire; why outlandish studies make their way into scientific journals.
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The difficulties of reporting from Iraq, and a way to watch T.V. shows you'll never see- if you're willing to go to the theater.
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This week, we look forward to the future of music on the Internet and back to a day in radio September 21st, 1939. Also, the Elvis of cable news: bill O'Reilly.
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Show Summary: China's failed attempt at openness pre-Olympics, the CIA recruiting journalists, people powered search engines.
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Fantasy sports and virtual financial markets, what happens when the worlds of reality and make-believe collide? And, thoughts on the coverage of Katrina.
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The new food pyramid and more...
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Show Summary: privacy in the age of Google and "lipstick on a pig"
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Actors agains the war and Godzilla!
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Is price-fixing the only way to save the newspaper industry?; the wealthy have a PR problem; the new Kindle and its impact on all things paper and publishing.
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